When will the judge hear my N.J. family court motion?

By Matt Rooney _ Planning ahead is important, and family court is certainly no exception to the rule. Unless you can meet the stringent threshold for an emergent motion, your New Jersey family court motion could take a month or longer to work its way from your attorney’s office’s mail bin to an actual hearing […]

Divorce Need Not Be a Scary Movie

Divorce is Always Unpredictable, But the Right Plan Can Improve Your Chances of Reaching the Right Result with Minimal Ugliness Halloween is here. It’s a fun holiday even for families in transition with the proper attitude and planning in place. Sometimes, however, the scariest part occurs when you’re initially considering the prospect of initiating a transition; […]

DMX’s Staggering Child Support Arrears

Massive Child Support Arrears Are Often An Avoidable Problem Child support affects average folks as well as the rich and famous. Dr. Phil recently interviewed the famous 1990s/early 2000s Americans rapper DMX; it had been reported that DMX owed $1.23 million in back child support. DMX responded by noting that his income is significantly lower […]

Emancipation Isn’t Automatic in New Jersey

UNLIKE SOME OTHER STATES, NJ KIDS CAN CONTINUE RECEIVING SUPPORT WHILE THEY REMAIN WITHIN THEIR PARENTS’ “SPHERE OF INFLUENCE” A very common misconception among our new DeMichele & DeMichele family law clients is that “emancipation” in New Jersey happens automatically when children reach the age of majority, i.e. when a child turns 18-years old. The […]

What Will “Move” the Family Judge?

Rationale Behind Unreported New Family Part Custody Decision Could Help New Jersey Parents Seeking to Relocate Out-of-State Last April, we extensively discussed the basic New Jersey legal standards involved when one custodial parent tries to relocate the child(ren) outside of New Jersey and, of course, the other parent opposes the move. Click here to review […]

Dealing with Divorce During the Holiday Season

  Parenting Time During the Holidays There’s no more difficult time of the calendar year to grapple with divorce than the holiday season. This major life transition is naturally complicated when children are involved. Divorce often results in a much more complicated holiday schedule than pre-divorce families are usually accustomed. As we’ve discussed before here on […]

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